Since 1995, Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver has been hosting its annual Women Build event, which unites women and local low- and moderate-income families to build affordable housing. This empowering event teaches construction skills while raising money for Habitat Metro Denver's Homeownership Program.
In 1985, Habitat Metro Denver held its first Women Build by organizing every aspect of the build, including soliciting in-kind donations, hiring a female supervisor, coordinating the volunteers and even digging the foundation. Although a lot has changed during the last 20 years, Women Build remains a strong program with a clear mission.
Women Build has developed several new programs to help build affordable housing, teach construction skills and fundraise. These include:
Women Build Week
While we're hosting a one-day Women Build this year, we're also inviting you to virtually join us for a Women Build Wine Tasting to raise money to build a home alongside a woman in need.
As many of us continue to stay home during the COVID-19 pandemic, having a safe and stable place to live is more important than ever before. Denver's housing-affordability crisis was significant prior to COVID-19, and we anticipate that the pandemic will further exacerbate the situation.
With the need for safe and stable housing greater than it has ever been, your help is needed. We hope you will consider joining us for Women Build on Saturday, Sept. 12th.
Women Build brings women together to address our community's housing-affordability crisis. Each participant fundraises and helps to build a Habitat for Humanity home in partnership with a hard-working family.
Habitat Metro Denver must fundraise $150,000 in support of every home we build, and Women Build is one of the events that helps us reach this goal. Given the current need in our community, we are asking each Women Build participant to be bold, lean in and do more! When you are considering your personal fundraising goal, we encourage you to set a stretch goal, because your help is needed now more than ever.
- $500 = Every participant receives a Habitat Metro Denver-branded mask.
- $750 = Customized hardhat
- $,1000+ = Pink tool belt and pink tools
- $1,500+ = Habitat sweatshirt
Please contact Jeanne Fischetti to register for Women Build 2020.
Women Build Warriors
Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver wants you to become a Women Build Warrior!
We're looking for women interested in learning construction skills while building friendships and expanding their network of powerful women. Each quarter, Women Build Warriors will gather at a build site to make an impact on the affordable housing crisis in Denver. You can join us to help with tasks like raising walls, installing windows, putting up siding, painting and caulking—anything you can imagine involved in building a house!
If you would like to receive updates regarding Women Build Warrior days, please contact Jeanne Fischetti.
Sponsor a Women Build Team-Building Day
Women Build Team-Building sponsors provide the two resources that are needed to construct a Habitat for Humanity home: funds and volunteer labor. The sponsorship funds are used to purchase the necessary building materials including lumber, siding, drywall and paint. In addition to contributing funds, sponsors are invited to schedule a team-building day for their employees.
$10,000 Sponsorship Level
Sponsors are invited to schedule two team-building days. Each team-building day accommodates 10 people.
$5,000 Sponsorship Level
Sponsors are invited to schedule one team-building day for a team of 10.
If you would like to become a Women Build Team-Building sponsor please contact Jeanne Fischetti.